21 Feb '12, 7pm

Lawsuit Challenges Air Pollution Permit for Arctic Oil Drilling

For Immediate Release, February 21, 2012 Contact: Vera Pardee, (858) 717 1448 or [email protected] Lawsuit Challenges Air Pollution Permit for Arctic Oil Drilling Shell Drilling Would Foul Pristine Arctic Air, Increase Risk of Oil Spills SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity and allies have filed a lawsuit in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air-pollution permit for Shell’s exploratory drilling operations in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Shell intends to use the drillship Discoverer and it support fleet to drill in the fragile, remote, stormy and icy waters of the U.S. Arctic starting this summer. “As early as this summer, the Discoverer drillship and other ships in Shell’s fleet could be in the Chukchi Sea or Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean drilling for oil in some of the harshest conditio...

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